I'm A Celeb: Victoria Derbyshire faces critters in first solo Trial

I’m A Celebrity 2020: Victoria Derbyshire calmly faces off against lizards, a python and WOLF to win nine stars for campmates in first solo Trial

Victoria Derbyshire emerged victorious during Sunday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, as she won nine stars for the camp in her first solo Trial.

The broadcaster, 52, was seen facing off against a host of creatures – including lizards, a python and wolf – as she collected stars in the Critter Clink Trial. 

Victoria arrived at the Trials area and told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly that she felt ‘apprehensive, nervous, a bit scared also weirdly calm, perhaps on the verge of hysteria’.

Victorious: Victoria Derbyshire emerged victorious during Sunday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, as she won nine stars for the camp in her first solo Trial

She said that the mood in camp was sad, explaining: ‘Hollie’s gone so I’m going to do this for Hollie hopefully. It doesn’t feel right there not being 12.’ 

The star continued: ‘I haven’t done a Trial on my own, I want to contribute, hopefully get some Trials for food, I want to challenge myself, I want to see how I get on versus the Trial.’

Ant described what she had to do, saying: ‘Hidden in the prison are 11 stars. Each star is protected by a castle critter. You must collect the star from the large animal protecting the prison.

Trial: The broadcaster, 52, was seen facing off against a host of creatures – including lizards, a python and wolf – as she collected stars in the Critter Clink Trial


Nervous: Victoria arrived at the Trials area and admitted that she felt ‘apprehensive, nervous, a bit scared also weirdly calm, perhaps on the verge of hysteria’

Gruelling: She spoke with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly ahead of the gruelling Task

‘Then you can retrieve the keys from the warden’s office. Once you have these keys, you use them to open the locks in whatever order you want, then you’ll be able to retrieve the remaining stars.’ 

Victoria entered the first room of the prison where she was met by the warden holding a wolf. ‘Hello my darling, hello gorgeous,’ she said as she approached the wolf, gently retrieving a star from its collar.

This entitled her to enter the warden’s office where she would find a set of keys. She methodically moved around various doors until she found the warden’s office, a cage with pigeons inside.

She rummaged through jackets in an attempt to find a bunch of keys, then saw them attached to a wire. She slowly manoeuvred them around the wire, which meant she could continue and move on to the next stage of the Trial.

Each key was numbered, which corresponded with a number on various doors, trapdoors and barrels. 

Contribute: The star said, ‘I haven’t done a Trial on my own, I want to contribute, hopefully get some Trials for food, I want to challenge myself, I want to see how I get on versus the Trial’


Stars in her eyes: During her Trial, broadcaster Victoria was competing for a total of 11 stars

Lots of manoeuvring: She had to manoeuvre around a long list of ‘critters’ to obtain each key

She went to the first barrel, unlocked it and unscrewed a star which was protected by millipedes.

Mother-of-two Victoria discovered toads as she unlocked the second barrel and unscrewed another star.

She then unlocked a trap door to climb into a chamber to retrieve another star, this time guarded by frilled lizards. She unscrewed the star and placed it in her bag.

The next trapdoor revealed a cage which Victoria had to crawl into. It contained a Burmese python. Again she retrieved the star.

There was one barrel left for Victoria to unlock but she chose to go into another room which contained three cages all of which were full of offal.

Gorgeous: When she encountered a warden holding a wolf, Victoria said, ‘Hello my darling, hello gorgeous,’ as she approached the wolf, gently retrieving a star from its collar

Rummage: Victoria, 52, rummaged through a range of areas as she attempted to locate stars

She slowly and methodically went through the offal, but couldn’t find a star so unlocked another trapdoor and climbed in to find the chamber contained snakes. She carefully unscrewed the star. 

The star unlocked another door which covered a chamber containing scorpions. She crawled in and unscrewed a star.

And then returned back to the barrels, unlocked the lid of one and plunged her hand into the water which contained eels – and a star.

The next room contacted a crow, and she retrieved another star before returning to the offal as the time ran out.  

On achieving a nine-star total, Victoria said: ‘I would have liked to have got 11 obviously or 10, so 9’s going to have to do. I’m going to be a little bit proud of myself.’ 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Monday at 9pm on ITV. 

Count: At the end of her task, Victoria counted out her stars, learning she had collected nine


It’ll do: On achieving a nine-star total, Victoria said, ‘I would have liked to have got 11 obviously or 10, so 9’s going to have to do. I’m going to be a little bit proud of myself’

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